Residents parking in Cambridge

Huntingdonshire residents parking

We now have an online form for permit applications for residents who live within a Huntingdonshire resident parking zone. Please visit our residents parking in Huntingdonshire page to apply or for more information. If you live within a Cambridge resident parking scheme, please continue as below.

Apply for a Cambridge resident parking permit for the first time or renew your permit online

First time parking permit applications and permit renewals can be made by using the online service below. Please ensure that you have a scanned image or a readable photograph of the following documents:

  1. The vehicle’s insurance certificate showing you as the main insured driver (If it is a company car with fleet insurance, then a letter from the company on headed paper stating that you are the main user of the vehicle will be acceptable).

  2. Proof that you live at the property, For this we accept your driving licence as long as it shows the address of the property you are applying for, or a tenancy agreement for the property in your name (If you have neither of these then we will accept a utility bill, bank statement, deed of conveyance as long as they are addressed to you at this address. You then have 3 months to supply us with the correct documentation and if this isn’t received then the permit will be cancelled and parking tickets issued).

  3. If your vehicle has emissions of less than 75gkms you are entitled to a 20% discount of the full cost of a resident permit. You will need to supply your V5C (logbook) document for the vehicle.
All permits are printed on secure stationery and will be posted. You will need to allow five working days from the date of application to receive your permit. Please note if you have not provided the required documentation or we require further information in order to process your application, the Parking Team will contact you directly. This may result in a delay in your permit being posted. 

Information about renewing a resident parking permit

  • Residents parking permits are valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • You will receive a renewal notice letter or email to advise when the current permit is due to expire and instructions on how to renew your permit.
  • On receipt of your letter, or up to 28 days before your permit expires, you can renew and pay for your permit using the online service.

Apply for visitor permits online

Visitor permits are £12 and one visitor permit will cover five visits. They can be used on any day within one year from purchase. Each zone has differing hours of operation so please check the leaflets below or road signage for days they are required.

Please note any unused/expired or partially used permits will not be refunded/exchanged. Visitor permits are restricted to 20 permits per resident per annum.

Can't find your address?

If your address isn't currently active on our system, please contact Parking Services on 01223 727 900.

Apply for a permit by post

Additionally, permit applications can be downloaded and sent by post to the following address:

Cambridge Parking Permits
Cambridgeshire County Council
PO Box 121
CB1 2WW

Residents' Parking Permit Application Form 2020100KBword
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Visitors' Parking Permit Application Form 202097KBword
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Other types of parking permits

Tradesperson permits

To apply for a tradesperson permit you will need to show there is a clear operational need to access your vehicle whilst carrying out work at residential properties within the resident permit holder parking bays. Tradesperson permits can be purchased by the homeowner or contractor. The tradesperson permit is only valid within the residential permit scheme that you are applying for.

We require a minimum of three working days' notice before processing a tradesperson permit. Evidence of works, i.e. job sheet, is required with a completed application. Failure to adhere to these terms and conditions will result in an application being rejected. Applications made via telephone will not be accepted.

If your application is successful, you will receive a confirmation email of where your vehicle(s) are permitted to park within the specified resident permit holder parking bays.

We will reply to rejected applications explaining the reasons why we are unable to proceed with your permit request. We may be able to provide further information on alternative parking arrangements, depending on the location. We will process a full refund.

Business permits

A business that is within a resident's parking scheme and has no off-street parking can apply for permits to allow up to three vehicles to park on street. Due to on street parking demand by residents, business permits will not be issued for Brunswick, Kite, Park or Regent areas.

There is strict eligibility criteria in place for business permits so please contact parkingpermits@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to find out if your business is eligible before filling out the application form below.

Business Parking Permit Application Form 202093KBword
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Medical visitors' parking permits

Any resident who is elderly and / or infirm and requires regular visits from relatives or services on medical grounds may apply for visitors' permits free of charge.

Your doctor will need to assess your infirmity or lack of mobility and provide an estimate of the number and frequency of official visits required. If you have previously received medical visitor permits, you can order more by calling 01223 727 900 or emailing parkingpermits@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

Medical Free Visitors' Parking Permit Application Form 202091KBword
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About residential parking schemes

Residents parking schemes exist to alleviate parking problems by creating on-street parking that can only be used by vehicles with a valid permit at certain times.

Normally residents within a scheme will qualify for a resident's permit (a resident is classed as a person who lives on a street covered by the parking scheme). However, certain properties may not be eligible for resident parking permits because they have been modified after the scheme was introduced.

A permit does not guarantee that a parking space will be available and bays are not assigned to individual properties. A permit does not allow you to park in nearby pay and display bays without paying the normal charges that apply. 

Resident and visitor permits are not required on a bank holiday.

You can view resident parking schemes, both proposed and operational, by ticking the 'Resident Parking Schemes' category on the My Cambridgeshire map website.

Our policy documentation in relation to residential parking schemes can be found below.

Residents' Parking Scheme Policy311KBpdf
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Cambridge Residents' Parking Schemes Extension Delivery Plan477KBpdf
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Cambridge Parking Strategy Review report v3 0729KBpdf
Steer Davies Gleave 2017
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You will find a leaflet detailing more information for each resident parking scheme below.

Residents' Parking Guide Accordia Area 2019 v2461KBpdf
Size: 461KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Ascham Area 2019 v2473KBpdf
Size: 473KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Benson Area 2019 v2 (copy 2)462KBpdf
Size: 462KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Benson North Area 202053KBpdf
Size: 53KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Brunswick Area 2019 v2461KBpdf
Size: 461KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Castle Area 2019 v2467KBpdf
Size: 467KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Coleridge West Area 2019 v2466KBpdf
Size: 466KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide De Freville Area 2019 v2465KBpdf
Size: 465KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Guest Area 2019 v2461KBpdf
Size: 461KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Kite Area 2019 v2 (copy 2)467KBpdf
Size: 467KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Morley Area 2019 v2462KBpdf
Size: 462KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Newnham Area 2019 v2502KBpdf
Size: 502KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Newtown Area 2019 v2463KBpdf
Size: 463KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Park Area 2019 v2461KBpdf
Size: 461KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Petersfield Area 2019 v2625KBpdf
Size: 625KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Regent Area 2019 v2459KBpdf
Size: 459KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Riverside Area 2019 v2618KBpdf
Size: 618KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Shaftesbury Area 2019 v2460KBpdf
Size: 460KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Silverwood Close 2019 v2457KBpdf
Size: 457KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Staffordshire Area 2019 v2460KBpdf
Size: 460KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Tenison Area 2019 v2466KBpdf
Size: 466KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide Victoria Area 2019 v2461KBpdf
Size: 461KBFile format: pdf
Residents' Parking Guide West Cambridge Area 2019 v2461KBpdf
Size: 461KBFile format: pdf

Contact details

We can be contacted by phone on 01223 727 900 or by email to parkingpermits@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. 

Postal address:
Cambridge Parking Permits

Cambridgeshire County Council
PO Box 121
CB1 2WW